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Tests gone bad: antipatterns of automated testing

I’ve got a series of blog posts on what you can do wrong with automated tests, and what to do about it on the Zühlke blog.

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NUnit for Silverlight: Runs on Windows Phone 7, too

Yesterday I’ve hauled the “big” laptop home from work and tried plugging the unofficial port of the NUnit unit testing framework for Silverlight into Windows Phone 7. Jeff Wilcox had added support for Windows Phone 7 into his Silverlight unit

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NUnit for Silverlight 2.5.8

Christian finally got an update for NUnit for Silverlight together.

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A man’s world?

Today I took the exam for my ISTQB Advanced Level – Testmanager certification. I finished the wearisome online training course weeks ago, and because I felt I needed more preparation than that, I went through the official ISTQB syllabi again to

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NUnit for Silverlight: Skipping 2.5.7

I just looked at porting NUnit 2.5.7 for Silverlight, but decided on skipping this release. Inside the NUnit framework itself, there are hardly any changes except some minor refactoring. The only significant addition is a TestContext class that provides information

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That voice, I can hear it in my sleep

If you are familiar with software testing you might have heard about the “standard” certifications and training courses a tester can, and should, get today. There is the ISEB side of things, mainly in the UK, and there’s the ISTQB,

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NUnit for Silverlight, now with data driven tests

Here’s the next drop of my inofficial port of the NUnit unit test framework for Silverlight. It supports NUnit 2.5.5 on Silverlight 3 and 4, and I’ve added support for Jeff Wilcox’ port of the April version of the Silverlight

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My tester sense is tingling

A long time ago Voltaire said Common sense is not so common. and nothing much has changed. However, one guy’s common sense in the next guy’s idiocy. Common sense, for everyone, is very subjective really unless you put it into

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Yesterday’s Good and Bad in Silverlight

Silverlight 4 crashes Christian’s development box, but unit tests have just gotten more beautiful.

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Show a little love

As a tester, I have the disposition to embrace perfection. Call it cliché, but of all testers I know, there’s not one indifferent to the quality of the product they are responsible for. Good is never good enough, compromises are

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